So... here it is... my Melt Art Masterpiece! Created for Ranger's annual CHA Trade Show challenge, we had to utilize the line of Melt Art products to fashion a project using a 10" x 10" wood surface and a giant ticket shape. Right away I thought of making the ticket into an Animal Crackers box... with the buttery sweet cookies spilling out!
I collaged the ticket with papers and ephemera, then added the flap using cardstock. A circus tent was a must for the box... and I highlighted it with Gold Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)... using an Embossing Pen to draw the outlines... as well as to highlight some additional areas. I double-embossed chipboard letters with Red Poppy UTEE, spelling out "Crackers". The background was painted with a wash of red acrylic paint, then stamped and embossed with the flourish-y pattern using Red Poppy to bring everything together.
And my very favorite Melt Art product—Mold-n-Pour—is what I used to make molds of the checker (for the wheels) and the Animal Crackers! In the Melting Pot, I mixed a combination of Clear UTEE, with a smidge of White UTEE and then added Yellow To Dye For with a little bit of blue and red to make the perfect cookie color!
A LOT of Animal Crackers were eaten during this creative process! I'm going to go work out now!